The US Navy is taking action to reduce costs, improve mission availability, and sustainability in its growing F-35C fleet.


  1. Navy adopts data-driven approach, leveraging F/A-18 experience to enhance F-35C readiness.
  2. All three levels of maintenance controlled by Navy rather than contractors.
  3. Government Accountability Office report highlights maintenance challenges and depot backlog.
  4. Contractor-led sustainment may eventually transition to service-led governance.